Showing posts from November, 2010

The Rainbow Warrior

There will come a time when the Earth grows sick and when it does a tribe will gather
from all the cultures of the World who believe in deeds and not words.
They will work to heal it...they will be known as the "Warriors of the Rainbow."

As member of the International organization Greenpeace, I was amazed that they were visiting General Santos City and bringing Rainbow Warrior for the whole generals to witness. What is even more amazing is that, The SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers were invited by Greenpeace to go aboard the ship on a VIP treatment, that means without having to line up just to be admitted and tour the boat on limited time.

I brought the kids with me hoping they could have a glimpse of the ship, but I am glad I did because they got more than the glimpse, they got a lesson to learn about the advocacy of the ship and Greenpeace.

MY Rainbow Warrior is is part of a three strong fleet of the Greenpeace ships, she took her name from an old native American prophecy as seen above…

Bloggers, Lahat Magaganda!

This has been today's craze, and a lot of people have been complaining how embarrassing we are to other countries already because of seemingly copying their works. The Department of Tourism has this new logo, which definitely looks like the tag line of Umagang Kay Ganda.

I wonder if they ever got originality, don't they have a think tank to think better on these logos? I wonder if they truly copied Polska's logo too?

Oh well, dahil kopyahan na lang pala ang drama, the husband made this:

This basically applies to all bloggers, especially my friends, hindi lang from SOCCSKSARGEN, hehehe...

Di vah?

One Good Story You Don't Want to Miss

i have read this from paulo coelho's blog and i cannot help but share this to all of you as it made sense to me and has given me a good lesson about LIFE.

the story of the pencil goes this way:The Pencil, Paulo Coelho

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked:
‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:
I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’ Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.
‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’ ‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’ ‘First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that…

A "Kafe Balos" Trek to Mt. Matutum

Last Saturday was my second time in Prk. 8, Kinilis, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The first time I went there was on an assignment, I was tasked to document on the kafe balos or kapeng alamid story because the boss wanted me to have it featured in the magazine I was handling. That first experience made me swear i will be going back, and sure enough, even brought friends with me.

At first I was hesitant to bring them there because as techies and internet savvy people, they might not like it there and might want some wifi-ing instead. But the plan was pushed through, thanks to the host, Sir Fred Fredeluces, formerly from Mahintana Foundation who has been a good friend to me, and mentor during my "proposal drafting" time in Mahintana.

Everyone seemed excited since there were messages on my FB on what to bring, and told them they could bring some candy stuff for the kids. At first, only 3 confirmed their joining, but we still planned to go with it anyway. I was just surprised that t…

A F-U-N Adventure!

Hiyaaa there!

The SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers had been to an adventure last Saturday, and 'tis one adventure that's already my second. However, it truly feels FUN when you have companions with you on a trek to the mountain. Here are some pictures, the story will follow!

large and tall trees ranging 25-30 meters tall!

Bloggers inside the thick forest of Mt. Matutum

At the peak of a hill! Smiling while gasping for breath!

It was such fun! So I'll definitely update you with the whole story, later maybe. I gotta run for work! Tada!

The Real World

It's just my second day in the new office, the Department of Labor and Employment and with my 2 days there, I have realized that I truly have a lot to be thankful for. And, I am grateful that I am more blessed than the others out there.

Realizations flooded through me while just observing people getting in and out of the office. I realized that the many people who needed work were too much to ignore.

On my first day as I was seated on the first table from the entrance, I was approached by a lanky girl who asked where she could get a permit for the minors. I asked how old she was and why she wants one. She told me her parents can no longer send her to school, and that at 16, she has to look for work and help pay the bills in her home.My second day went through with encoding skilled worker registrants, and the pile was heaps. I remember encoding a civil engineer with his license still new for he has just passed the civil engineering licensure, and he is looking for work. The form asks…

Today StartsThe Climb

New work begins today and I am praying for wisdom and understanding on the things I am supposed to do. Well, it's been a good week, and the vacation I spent with my family back in my hometown was superb, I had a good time to think, re think, unthink and think again.

Today starts another adventure and this is probably the start of God's telling me, that this is my time to shine in order to have a better future. Not that I have not shone before, but I guess, this is another level to work for, and I am at it, NOW.

Wish me luck, today is the day, I will reach for the stars.